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The Improbability of Love

Saturday 9 April 2016

1 Hour


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Writer and film director Hannah Rothschild talks about her novel, The Improbability of Love, which explores the confusion and turmoil of life and both the depths to which the human soul can sink and the heights to which it can soar.

The title takes its name from a lost masterpiece by 18th-century French painter, Antoine Watteau found by the hero Annie McDee in a second-hand shop. Annie is alone after the ending of a relationship and in a dead-end job. She sets out to discover the true identity of the painting and finds herself pursued by a series of characters who would do anything to possess the painting. 

Rothschild’s documentary films have appeared on the BBC and the American cable channel HBO. She has written scripts for director Ridley Scott and Working Title Films. Rothschild is also author of The Baroness: The Search for Nica the Rebellious Rothschild, the story of her great-aunt Pannonica Rothschild, who rejected her comfortable family circumstances to become a jazz philanthropist. Here she talks to Nicolette Jones, children’s books editor of The Sunday Times.

Rothschild and Jones are graduates of St Hilda’s College and this event is part of St Hilda’s day at the festival.

Anyone attending one or more of the St Hilda’s Writers’ Day events is invited to a free networking event with members of the College. and with tea and coffee. at the Ship Street Centre 10.30am-11.30 am on 9th April, but please register on http://doodle.com/poll/s4yfahuktipg8ik7 if you plan to come.